Sydney G. Gumpertz
Citation for Congressional Medal of Honor
by Seymour "Sy" Brody
WORLD WAR I
When the advancing line was held up by machine gun fire, Sergeant Gumpertz left the platoon of which he was in command and started with two other soldiers through a heavy barrage toward the machine gun nest. His two companions soon became casualties from the bursting shells, but Sergeant Gumpertz continued alone in the face of direct fire from the machine gun, jumped into the nest and silenced the gun and capturing nine of the enemy crew.
Source: Jewish Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.